Our father and son’s team is comprised of a retired construction and mining equipment engineer who used to race motocross, a car, truck, and motorcycle enthusiast, and a certified aircraft mechanic who loves to ride in the mountains. Together, we’ve been printing motorcycle parts for the past four years before starting 3D Concepts as a company.
Our motorcycle addiction goes back to the 1970s and 80s when our father, Stuart, raced motocross in the southwest part of the United States. Andrew and Paul’s first bikes were a Yamaha YZ-80 and a KTM 125SX. Andrew took to the dirt like a fish to water, while Paul’s interest peaked when he moved to Idaho in 2012 because of the amazing mountain single track.
Our history of 3D printing goes back four years before 3D Concepts was even an idea when Stuart bought his first printer. Because of his “do-it-myself” personality, he naturally started printing anything he could think of. This included parts for our motorcycles. After a while, we started showing the cool stuff he had made for dirt bikes and got a lot of interest from friends, family, and the local Treasure Valley community.
Paul is an aircraft mechanic/inspector who worked on private jets, turboprops, and piston airplanes. He loves spending time with his wife and kids and riding on the dirt and street.
Andrew began riding at 13 after our father, Stuart, bought him a YZ-80. Andrew rides every chance he gets in the hill country of Texas and the mountains of Idaho. Andrew also dabbles in sprint enduro series races.
Research & Development
Stuart (our father) is a retired mechanical engineer with a background in construction, mining, and underground rock drills. His motorcycle experience is motocross and cross-country racing in the 1970s and 80s. Ol’ Dad can still outrun his sons on the trails.